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Dermatologist Shares Tips to Prevent Dry Winter Skin

Winter is a time of year when cold weather and dry air can lead to itchy and irritated skin. With the recent snowfall and extreme cold, Michiganders are likely to start noticing flaky skin and cracked lips as temperatures continue…

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The Cure for Those End-of-Holidays Blues

When the frivolity and merrymaking of the holiday season come to an end, the short days and months of winter stretching ahead of you can easily dampen your once-joyous mood. Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of recurrent depression linked to…

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Enjoy Michigan’s State Parks with a “Shoe Year’s” Habit

When the VanWyck family moved from Lansing to Ludington last year, they knew their winters would be snowier. However, like the rest of West Michigan, they weren’t quite expecting the epic snow levels the region ended up with. Instead of…

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All You Need to Become a Winter Cyclist

When snowy weather arrives, you might think that bicycling season is over. But with a few tips and the right gear, cycling can be an all-year round activity. In fact, it’s a great way to stay active outside, which can…


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5 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids to Play Outside

When the temperature drops, your kids might want to spend all their time warm and in front of the TV or computer. But doing so will only make it harder for them to rack up their 60 minutes of physical…

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Good Health eNews: February Edition

The middle of winter can be dreary, making it way too easy to fall into a rut. The freezing weather, piles of snow and unexpected sleet are enough to make anyone want to hibernate and indulge in less than healthy…

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Quinoa gets transformed into comfort food

In the midst of one of the snowiest and coldest winters we have had in Michigan in many years, I can’t stop craving comfort food. Unfortunately, eating my go-to feel-good dishes like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and fried chicken…


The secret to pain-free skiing all winter long

The silver lining to all this snow? Waking up on a weekend morning to fresh powder and heading out to hit some of Michigan’s ski slopes. But sometimes cutting through the black diamond trails for a day can mean a…


How cold is too cold for kids to play outside

With the Polar Vortex sweeping across the Midwest for the second time in less than a month, it can feel like winter is forcing us Michiganders to hibernate until March. For those with children, the winter months bring a whole…

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